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Japanese acrobats

Film from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress.

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An Oriental man and boy walk on a stage with a painted backdrop of a garden or park, give a slight bow to the camera as if it were an audience member, and remove their silk jackets. Both wear dark tights and leotards with light-colored slippers; the man also wears grey trunks, and the boy sports a white cloth around his middle. Lying on his back on a fitted mat, the man juggles and spins the boy with his feet. The boy's acrobatic movements include spinning in a tucked ball-like position, flipping lengthwise in a prone position, flipping from a standing position to a shoulder-stand, somersaulting from a standing to a sitting position, repeated flips involving both the hands and feet of the man, and other series of somersaults and turns. After finishing the act, the acrobats take a slight bow and run off the stage, then return for another bow before finally exiting.

Note:
Filmed in Edison's New York City studio.

See also the entry for this film on the Library of Congress American Memory website

Maker:
Edison Manufacturing Co.
Publicatiedatum:
29 april 1904
Lengte:
01:50

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Bijdragen:
Edwin S. Porter (camera)
Type:
video
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Gebruiker:
Library of Congress
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